Board Member Training

 

Are you a “new” Authority Board Member appointed this year or in recent years? Are you a veteran Board Member ready for a refresher on the wide landscape of responsibilities in which you have been entrusted? Perhaps you are an Authority professional or consultant guiding your Board through these responsibilities.

These training sessions are specially designed to provide a broad overview of key powers, duties, and responsibilities for Authority Board Members. Session presentations will include:

  • Government Relations Update. What are the latest laws, regulations, and legislative proposals impacting your Authority’s operations, implementation issues and costs?

  • Municipality/Authority Relations. You have been appointed to lead an autonomous entity charged with providing a vital service to the community. Sometimes other Municipal needs may conflict with Authority responsibilities. Learn where Municipality/Authority cooperation can be mutually beneficial, and where gray areas may lead to complicating issues.

  • Authority Finance. From day to day cash management to various financing options, Board Members must stay abreast of financial practices and fiscal responsibilities of your Authority’s operations.

  • Understanding the Key Elements of Public Official Ethics. Attorneys from the Ethics Commission will provide an overview of ethical standards and recent Ethics Commission rulings impacting Municipal Authority officials.

  • Municipal Solicitors’ Panel. Local solicitors will address attendees on various issues and topics including the Municipality Authorities Act, developer agreements, and the Open Records Act. Attendees are urged to come prepared with questions for the panel. This segment of the program has been approved for PA CLE and municipal solicitors are encouraged to attend.

Board Member training sessions are held during the Spring months each year. All sessions will be listed under the Event Calendar along with agendas and registration information when available.